The Queen's Diary

A glimpse into the lives of the maharanis of Jodhpur. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
A glimpse into the lives of the maharanis of Jodhpur. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Maharaja Takht Singh with one of his wives. The 30 maharanis of Maharaja Takht Singh, for example, had a hierarchical order, and each maharani had a distinct status.
Maharaja Takht Singh with one of his wives. The 30 maharanis of Maharaja Takht Singh, for example, had a hierarchical order, and each maharani had a distinct status.
Three unknown ranis.
Three unknown ranis.
Strictly guarded women’s quarter, or Zenana Deodi (Palace of the Queens) at the  majestic Mehrangarh Fort, queens and princesses would often write about their lives in the palace in bahis, or diary-like  records.
Strictly guarded women’s quarter, or Zenana Deodi (Palace of the Queens) at the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, queens and princesses would often write about their lives in the palace in bahis, or diary-like records.
The security guards of the Zenana Deodi.
The security guards of the Zenana Deodi.
Mahendra Singh Naggar, director-general (culture), Mehrangarh Museum Trust. The bahis are researched and translated from Marwari into Hindi under him.
Mahendra Singh Naggar, director-general (culture), Mehrangarh Museum Trust. The bahis are researched and translated from Marwari into Hindi under him.

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